Thursday, 17 May 2018

EDU 515 Assignment 3: Designing a Contextually Based Curriculum


Due Week 9 and worth 230 points

For this assignment, you will build on the same program you designed in Assignment 1 and     Assignment 2.

You will develop a curriculum concept map for the proposed curriculum, one which you can use in your current workplace, as a way to transfer knowledge to another class, or as part of a portfolio for a job assignment.

The following resources may help you with completion of this assignment:
·         K-12 Curriculum and Instruction / NC Standard Course of Study
·         Education & Human Development: UND: University of North Dakota
·         Curriculum – Tennessee Department of Education
·         Curriculum Maps and Unit Plan<<SBSD Domain
·         Adult Education Content Standards Warehouse
·         Content Standards and Assessment - Edutopia
·         Model Curriculum – The Official Website for the State of New Jersey
·         Common Core State Standards Initiative
Ineffective Curriculum Designs or Improvement High School Test Scores
·         Michigan Public High School Context and Performance Database
·         Curriculum Reading / Resource List
Note: You may also want to check with your learning or workplace environment to identify curriculum standards being used.

Write a six to eight (6-8) page paper in which you:
1.     Identify the current state or corporate standards that would impact your proposed design and analyze how you will integrate these standards in your conceptual content-based curriculum design.
2.     Create a curriculum concept map which integrates interdisciplinary units, ensures coherence, and includes the various components for improving the learning competences in the organization upon which you have chosen to focus. Provide a rationale for your particular design.
3.     Develop a sequence of improvements by locating at least two (2) articles from either the Strayer Library database or the supplemental materials provided. The chosen documents must be: 1) world related, 2) concept related, and 3) inquiry related. Provide a rationale for your sequence of improvements.
4.     Choose a set of state or corporate standards for your proposed curriculum. Provide at least three (3) examples of how the chosen standards would affect your curriculum.
5.     Recommend at least three (3) instructional strategies and at least three (3) assessments measurements for evaluation.
6.     Use at least five (5) scholarly resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites that can be edited by the public do not qualify as scholarly resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
  • Develop strategies for interpreting and aligning standards, integrating interdisciplinary units, ensuring coherence in curriculum, and coordinating different disciplines in a curriculum.  
  • Align curriculum standards with state programs assessing and reporting student progress in coherence with norm and criterion reference testing.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in designing mandated and discretionary curricula.
  • Write clearly and concisely about designing mandated and curricula using proper writing mechanics.

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